[hackerspaces] What's your WiFi setup?

Blackhold blackholdmailer at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 10:37:24 CEST 2012

have you test unifi?

at my home for the main router I use an RB750GL and 2 unifi AP.

once on a hackmeeting I mounted 5 RB750GL, one was the master, an then
4 communicates with that using BGP routing. Then each port had 1 DHCP
autoritative, so then I could offer connectivity to 253*4*4, 4048
users, simply what I had to do is put AP in cascade. With this could
have 16 different networks with communication with all.


for the internet connection I putted a transparent proxy caching all
the connections, in some cases, with a network with a lot of users I
found that ADSL default router died caused to the big amount of
connections, with a proxy in the middle router continued working :)
you have to take care, that the ADSL routers that put our ISP are a
fucking shit router, sometimes, the best way is to change it and put
some good stuff, as I told, at my home (I have fiber optics), I use a
mikrotik RB750GL, but if you want a good router to could manage lot of
users, I recommend you mikrotik RB450GL, or mikrotik RB1000 Series :)

I wish it could be useful!

- Blackhold

2012/10/21 Felicitus <felicitus at felicitus.org>:
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> Hi,
> our hackerspace [1] has been hit by WiFi problems (clients can't
> sometimes associate to the AP, seems to be related to the amount of
> clients we've got) on the OpenWRT platform, and it seems that we're
> not the only ones.
> I'v heard from at least from one hackerspace who dumped their consumer
> router in favor of an enterprise solution.
> I'm interested in which WiFi hardware you run (especially if you need
> to serve 30+ devices on a regular basis) and what problems you've
> encountered.
> Thanks,
> Felicitus
> [1] http://www.raumzeitlabor.de
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